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Arlington approves purchase of new tanker truck

2/14/2019

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Arlington City Council, during its recent regular meeting, unanimously approved a motion for the Arlington Fire Department to proceed with the purchase of a new tanker truck in 2019/2020.

The township officials have already given their approval for the purchase of the new tanker truck, according to Arlington Fire Chief John Zaske.


The local fire department serves the City of Arlington, Arlington Township, Dryden Township, Green Isle Township, Jessenland Township, Kelso Township and New Auburn Township.


Zaske has budgeted $325,000 for the new tanker truck. However, the ultimate goal is to purchase the new tanker truck for under $300,000.

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Sibley County Board approves settlement agreement county attorney’s salary appeal

2/14/2019

By Amy Newsom
Correspondent

The Sibley County Commissioners, during their meeting in Gaylord on Tuesday, Feb. 12, approved a settlement and judgment with County Attorney David Schauer regarding his salary appeal.

 
According to the stipulated settlement, on Dec. 11, 2018, Sibley County Commissioners set the elected officials salaries, including County Attorney David Schauer’s.  Schauer’s salary at $122,138 or $58.72 per hour. On Dec. 26, 2018, Schauer served his notice of appeal and filed it with Sibley County District Court.  On or about Jan. 8, 2019, the Sibley County Board had a telephone conference with Susan K. Hansen of Madden Galanter Hanson LLP and retained her to represent the County Board. The County Board and the county attorney have entered into extensive settlement discussions and reached a resolution.

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Arlington appoints alternate city attorney

2/14/2019

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Arlington City Council, during its recent meeting, unanimously approved a motion to appoint Racheal Holland and Quinn O’Reilly from Melchert, Hubert, Sjodin Office, Waconia, as the alternate attorney for the City of Arlington. Their hourly rate is $160.


City Council members Michelle Battcher, Adam Cowell, Tom Hatlestad, Jim Heiland and James Jaszewski all voted in favor of the motion.


The City Council made the move because current City Attorney Ross Arneson may have a perceived conflict of interest since his family has interest in a significant portion of land surrounding the city.

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Board approves moving the emergency management position to Sheriff’s Office

2/14/2019

By Amy Newsom
Correspondent

The Sibley County Board, during its regular meeting in Gaylord on Tuesday morning, Feb. 12, unanimously approved moving emergency management position to the Sheriff’s Office


After the resignation of Sibley County Emergency Management Director Kim Flanagan in January 2019, Sibley County has decided to combine the Emergency Management position with a Sheriff’s Deputy position.  


According to County Administrator Roxy Traxler, after discussion with Sheriff Pat Nienaber, a job description was developed that will move the emergency manager duties to the Sheriff's Office. The safety duties that were removed will be moved back to Human Resources/Administration. The new job description is basically 50 percent emergency management (as the priority) and 50 percent sheriff deputy.

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